Milton is a small borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, located on the Susquehanna River, approximately 50 miles north of Pennsylvania’s capitol city of Harrisburg. Milton has a rich and colorful history as a major manufacturing center for the region. The town was nearly destroyed by two natural disasters: a fire that gutted most of the existing town in 1880 and the devastating floods from Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
Milton has worked to rebuild, with a strong revitalization effort for the downtown, including the preservation of historic houses and increasing new businesses, such as shops and restaurants. The Milton Public Library has begun extensive renovations and expansions to provide significantly greater services to the people of Milton and the surrounding townships.
Milton State Park is home to an 82-acre island on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The northern half of the park provides day use facilities while the southern half remains in a wooded state for hiking and nature study. A boat launch is on the eastern side of the island. The Susquehanna River is perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
The Milton Harvest Festival, a tradition since 1977, is a celebration of the people, businesses and the resilient spirit of the borough of Milton. The festival features a 28 mile bike race, a 5 K race, parades, an annual tournament of bands, a food festival, an arts and crafts fair, and the crowing of the Harvest Festival Princess.
Milton Harvest Festival
Borough of Milton
Milton Area School District
Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau
Pennsylvania State Parks
The Milton Public Library